Manchester and Salford Ramblers

Group name: Manchester and Salford Ramblers

This group is a part of Greater Manchester & High Peak Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance


Our group helps local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. We offer a varied programme of regular walks taking advantage of the excellent walking country in and around Manchester and Salford. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.

Walks are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Monday walks are short and start at 11.00am. All Tuesday and Saturday walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated and are normally 5- 6 miles, but we have added some longer walks into our programme - so please check details carefully. In the summer we also have some evening walks. 

Walks are normally near public transport so we can include as many people as possible.

As well as walks, we offer regular social activities and we also have a couple of weekends away each year in a Youth Hostel. 

Details of our upcoming walks are on the right and for an outline of the full walks programme and details of our other activities please visit our web site:

There are also more details, pictures and reports on our Facebook page. 

The Manchester Green Trail 

Our Group devised The Manchester Green Trail, which is a 60 mile route around Manchester, linking parks, green spaces, canal towpaths, riverside walks and along quiet streets.  It is made up of 14 short walks so that everyone in Manchester will have a walk within easy reach of where they live.

For more details please see the special page.

Beeways and Busy Beeways

We have welcomed the latest set of proposals for the UK’s largest cycling and walking network. We particularly welcome the significant increase in the total number of new and upgraded crossings proposed, these will help encourage more people to choose to walk to local services as the barriers of busy and dangerous roads are reduced.

The network of Beeways has been extended to cover some green routes, in addition to quiet streets, and we would want to work with TfGM and local authorities to identify more opportunities for including green routes in local active travel plans

View the Bee Network map

More information about the Bee Network

Greater Manchester Walking Voice

GM Walking Voice is an informal network of people and organisations in Greater Manchester who are working to raise the profile of walking and enable more people to walk for travel and for leisure.

It’s steering group includes representatives of The Ramblers, Transport for Greater Manchester, Living Streets, City of Trees, Sustrans, GM Moving and The Christie Foundation Trust.

To join the GM Walking Voice, click on the link below and scroll down to enter your details:

Ramblers Comment on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

Ramblers in Manchester and Salford have looked in detail at the GMSF - the plan for jobs, homes and the environment and have made a submission to the consultation. They also fed into a wider submission made by the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area of the Ramblers We support the many commitments to promote walking and green infrastructure, but are very disappointed that greater efforts were not made to produce a plan that has no net impact on the green belt. 

For futher details follow the link on the left to the special page on the GMSF.

Paving the Way

Imagine if all of Britainʼs town and cities truly put pedestrians first. If every residentʼs natural impulse was to walk whenever they left their front door to make a short journey. If you were more connected to the place where you live and the other people who live there. Itʼs a bold vision, but an inspiring one.

We want to make walking in towns and cities the easy option. The way you get to the shops, take the kids to school, go to work. Walking is great for your mental health and wellbeing, the best way to get more exercise every day and itʼs good for the environment too. And you discover so much more from your doorstep when youʼre on foot.

Weʼre calling on local authorities to improve walking infrastructure, and to make walking in towns and cities the easy option.

Find out how we can make towns and cities better for walking here: